Dr Algirdas Makarevicius
Total number of contact hours: 40
The course provides EFL teachers with specialized training to teach successfully in wide variety of
ESL programs. It assists participants to teach communicative English as a Second Language to students individually or in groups
for all levels of English language ability. The program introduces the participants to the skills necessary to teach in a
non-English-speaking environment and includes a teaching practicum component. This program is highly interactive, combining
ESL teaching theory and practical teaching experience with ESL students.
The focus is on preparing participants to work independently and with confidence in an English Language
Training classroom. A variety of methods and approaches are introduced so that participants are prepared for wide range of
Teachers meet in weekly seminars to discuss
aspects of classroom procedures including needs assessment, goals and objectives, lesson planning, classroom dynamics and
management, evaluating textbooks and materials, and microteaching.
- Develop a greater understanding
of language and the ability to apply this knowledge to the classroom.
- Provide more practical experience
and knowledge in classroom teaching.
- Learn to understand the motivations
learners and the role of teachers in classroom.
- Become familiar with the principles
and practice of teaching.
- Learn and practice the skills
necessary to teach ESL.
- Explore and experiment with
appropriate resources, cases and materials used with students.
- Develop skills for lesson-planning,
material selection and adaptation.
- Explore opportunities for future development within the professional
1. Introduction to
course. What should a teacher teach and how should a student learn? What are realistic and unrealistic requirements?
2. Problems related
to teaching materials, planning, and classroom management. Formal - informal communication. Case study.
1. How to teach research
2. What is speaking?
How to teach and how not to teach speaking? Problems related to teaching active speaking, listening and critical thinking
in English. Case study.
1. Is there the best
method of vocabulary teaching? What does it mean "to teach a word?" Case study.
2. Learning and teaching
based on comparison. Games and case study.
1. Teaching through
knowledge. Language, as a part of culture. How to teach feeling and thinking in English. Case study.
2. How to write a research
report. Discussion. Selection of topics.
1. Types of reading.
How to teach reading?
2. Teaching reading.
Case study. Sharing of experiences among teachers.
1. Problems of teaching
writing. What and how should we teach adult learners? Plagiarism and how to avoid it. Case study.
2. How should we teach
grammar? Do we always need translation? Discussion of cases.
1. Problems of learner
training. Large and small classes. Student complaints. How to work under pressure. Study of cases.
2. Material development
and adaptation. Assessment of textbooks. Study of cases and discussion.
1. Errors and correction.
Assessment, examinations, tests. Approaches to assessment. Ways of assessment. How to assess and how not to assess, and who
fails - a teacher or a student?
2. Case studies.
Teaching and Learning Materials
How to Teach
English (1998), Jeremy Harmer. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, English Edition, 203 p.
A Guidebook for English Language Teachers (2002), Jim Scrivener. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 219 p.
Principles an Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy, Second Edition
of Language Learning and Teaching, Fourth Edition
and Susan Ehrlich
Oxford University Press
English Language Teachers
Cambridge University Press
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Louise (1987). Culture Learning
: The fifth dimension in the language classroom.
Adisson-Wesley Publishing Company. United States of America.
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Research in Second Language Learning. Cambridge University
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(1990). Course design. Cambridge University
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“Teaching for Communication”
(1978), Sandra Savignon.
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Claire (1993). Context and
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Language Teaching A Scientific
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Research. Longman Group. New York.
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Analysis for Language Teachers. Cambridge University
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Oxford University Press. Hong Kong.
21. OMAGGIO, HADLEY Alice (1993). Teaching Language in a context. Heinle & Heinle Publishers. USA :
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English as an International Language. Longman Group. New York.
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